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TWRA and Clarksville Parks and Recreation Youth Fishing Rodeo set for Saturday, June 7th

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRAClarksville, TN – On Saturday, June 7th, 2014, from 8:30am until 10:30am, the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency (TWRA) and the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department will be holding the annual Youth Fishing Rodeo at the Liberty Park pond.

The event coincides with Tennessee’s annual Free Fishing Day is Saturday, June 7th when anyone may fish free without a license in the state’s public waters.

Siblings at the 2013 TWRA Youth Fishing Rodeo at Liberty Park

Siblings at the 2013 TWRA Youth Fishing Rodeo at Liberty Park

Children from infant to 16 years of age may take part in the event. Registration begins at 7:30am.

The Liberty Park pond is stocked with catfish. Bring bait for catfish and small sunfish. One (1) fishing pole per child allowed for fishing.

This year’s sponsors include Grandpa’s Outdoors, Walmart and numerous others.

For more information about the fishing rodeo, contact Dale Grandstaff or Jereme Odom at 781.781.6500 or email them at Dale.Grandstaff@tn.gov or Jereme.Odom@tn.gov . Addition information is available at www.state.tn.us/twra/

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency provides the free day in hopes of increasing interest in fishing. The day allows anyone the opportunity to try this great outdoor sport, especially children. In addition, children ages 15 and younger may fish without a license beginning on Free Fishing Day through the following Friday (June 13th).


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